The IoT wave is sweeping the world. Hundreds of smart gadgets are being used in everyday life that are making the smart home concept truly awe-inspiring. Throughout 2016, the world is going to witness a plethora of connected devices that will transform our homes and make life easier than ever. Let’s look at 10 smart home gadgets that we think are truly sensational:
1. Chromecast Streaming Device
Chromecast is a media streaming device that connects to the HDMI port on user’s TV and enables them to cast their favourite TV shows, movies, sport or songs from their phone straight to their TV. Users can choose from over 200,000 TV shows and movies, over 30 million songs, and easily browse, queue and control their TV with a simple touch of a buttom from anywhere in the house.
2. Drop Kitchen Scale
If you’re fond of cooking and enjoy creating new dishes, then Drop Kitchen Scale is the gadget for you. Drop Kitchen Scale helps users find the perfect recipe, helps them get the ingredients ready and up to scale, gets them to make the item and also allows them to share recipes and photos with family and friends. If users are short of a particular ingredient, the drop Kitchen Scale app uses the resizing feature to adapt the entire recipe to suit.
3. Family Hub Fridge
Move over ordinary refrigerators, for Samsung’s 4-door flex refrigerator is here. Featuring a Wi-Fi enabled, 21.5” touch screen, the Family Hub Fridge has built-in cameras that allow users to view what’s inside their fridge remotely through their mobile devices. Users can stream their favourite music and mirror video content from their Samsung TV directly on the Fridge. Through the king-sized touch screen, users can also purchase food and ingredients using the MasterCard grocery application.
4. Kohler Moxie Showerhead
Kohler Moxie is a showerhead that comes with a wireless speaker and delivers up to 7 hours of non-stop music, news and more. By pairing wirelessly with user’s Bluetooth enabled devices, users can enjoy their favourite music while in the shower. The showerhead incorporates 60 angled nozzles that deliver strong enveloping spray and also comes with a water-saving spray option that helps save water.
5. LIFX Light
LIFX is a multi-coloured, Wi-Fi enabled, energy-efficient LED smart bulbs that enable users to choose the perfect shade and brightness and control their lights with a single touch of a button on their smart phone. LIFX works with an array of other smart home gadgets, giving users an easy and comfortable way to experience the joys of a connected home. LIFX bulbs automatically turn themselves on or off, change intensity according to music, and also dim when the user goes to sleep.
6. Nest Learning Thermostat
The Nest Learning Thermostat automatically adapts to the user’s lifestyle and seasonal changes and programs itself to offer the perfect ambient conditions. As soon as the user leaves home for work, the device turns itself off to save energy. Users can also remotely set temperatures using the app.
7. Parrot Flower Pot
Have a home garden but do not have the time to tend to your plants? The Parrot flower pot is your only saviour! Parrot flower pot assesses your plants’ needs by monitoring and analyzing 4 key parameters: sunlight, temperature, moisture and fertilizer. As soon as the plant needs to be tended to, Parrot sends alerts to the user’s smartphone and the user can ensure well-being of his plants.
8. Prizm Speaker
Prizm is a Bluetooth connected speaker that has the ability to play music from all of users streaming devices and music accounts. As soon as the user walks into the room, Prizm starts playing music. Prizm understands the user’s preferences and keeps track of his likes and dislikes. Based on this information, Prizm anticipates, and adapts to users’ music needs, without the user having to change a track.
9. Sensorwake Alarm
Alarm clocks have the tendency to ruin a person’s mood with loud and sudden sounds early in the morning. With Sensorwake alarm, you can say goodbye to beeping and ear-piercing alarms. Sensorwake is an olfactory alarm clock that produces beautiful and delightful scents that make waking up gradual and gentle. Users can choose from a range of scents: croissant, espresso, seaside, lush jungle, chocolate and peppermint and customize their alarm to get the best possible waking experience.
10. Ulo Camera
Ulo is a cute surveillance camera that interacts with users through eye expressions. With Ulo, users can easily check what’s happening in their home while they are away at work, as it streams live feed on a secure webpage or mobile app. Ulo can also capture snapshots on request and email them to users instantly. Leaving a pet at home or have a baby in another room? Ulo can keep an eye and ensure their safety and wellbeing.
Keval Padia is a Founder & CEO of Nimblechapps. He is an iPhone App Developer, with acute knowledge of Mobile App Design and Web Design. His vision is to become the best mobile development company, which can transform people’s idea into fully functional application at a very affordable price.